The Senior Logistics Manager for Bel Brands USA is responsible for taking an analytical approach to managing the warehousing and distribution of materials, goods and products (including importing and exporting) to ensure that they are delivered to the right location on time, at the quality required and in the most cost-effective and efficient way. Responsible for managing the Third-Party Logistics Partner on behalf of the company, leading the tendering and negotiating of company’s warehousing and distribution contracts to secure best cost alternatives.
The Senior Logistics Manager also leads supply chain network optimization and cost reduction projects analyzing and implementing strategic/tactical supply chain opportunities that drive towards cost reduction. This includes cost savings initiatives through leveraging volume and control of supply chain elements, system enhancements, as well as expansion and reengineering of distribution network to provide higher service level to customers (internal/external).
Essential duties and responsibilities
Contributing to the creation and implementation of best practice logistics vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to improve operational performance continuously
Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers, transportation companies and customers
Monitor quality, quantity, on time delivery performance and transportation costs
Utilizing available industry tools as well as applying results from previous studies to determine and implement least total cost, most effective supply chain network design considering organic and new membership growth.
Develop qualitative and financial business cases in order to compare alternatives and to support recommendations.
Work collaboratively with functional areas, customers and 3PL’s to verify key project assumptions and accuracy of results, both modeling and post-implementation measurements.
Responsible for managing and optimizing operational activity of the 3PL warehouse site(s): Storage, Handling, Inventory control & alignment, Transportation inbound & outbound
Negotiate rates and contracts with transportation and logistics providers
Recommend optimal transport modes, routes or frequency for domestic, and international business (imports/ exports)
Ensure integrity of inventory records, identify and resolve any inventory discrepancies and ensure inventory and system records agree
Ensure metrics, reports, and process documentation is available
Develop and maintain strong relationships with all connected with the logistics process
Represent logistics in new product development and design projects, participate in the co-packer evaluation and selection process
Supervises 2 direct reports
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Qualifications and Competencies
Minimum degree and experience required:
Bachelor’s degree from Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Business, Economics, Finance, or Operations Research departments is a must
Graduate Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or Operations Research related field is preferred
Demonstrated experience in supply chain network optimization and cost reduction is a must
APICS and/or Six Sigma Certifications is highly preferred
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Logistics, Operations Research or Supply Chain Network Optimization in a CPG environment or in Business or Logistics Consulting.
Strong experience using SAP ERP system is a must.
Proven time management and multiple task management capabilities.
Strong analytical skills and very strong Excel user.
Strong data visualization and presentation skills.
Experience working with cross-functional teams, fostering teamwork and customer oriented.
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers at all levels verbally and in writing
Detail-oriented person able to put together accurate reports
Ability to manage stress and adjust schedule to demands of business
Travel requirements up to 5%
Performance Expectations: Quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and thoroughness of work performed; ability to gain the trust and respect of management, coworkers and brokers; maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information; ability to communicate effectively and develop good working relationships with other employees is essential to accomplish goals and objectives of the department.
Internal Number: 30484
About Bel Brands USA
Be you. Be ambitious. Be Bel. You know our brands, The Laughing Cow, Babybel, Boursin, Kaukauna, Merkts and Price's, which elicit smiles across America. They are daring, responsible and deliver dairy goodness. As you imagine, this mindset is contagious! Bel Brands USA is part of an international family company, which has led an ambitious growth strategy for 150 years and is today the world's third largest branded cheese company. If like our 12,000 employees globally, you want to have an impact in an entrepreneurial and demanding company, and share smiles around the world, dare to live the Bel experience!
Bel Brands USA has been named Chicago's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" for 10 years in a row. The company is headquartered in Chicago and operates three manufacturing plants in Little Chute, WI, Leitchfield, KY, and Brookings, SD.